As cities and towns everywhere are losing their moonlight by high-rise buildings and artificial light, the moonlight is still intact in the old town of Hoi An. Moonlight makes Hoi An old town more beautiful, shimmering and more romantic… Once a month, on the 14th night of the lunar month, Hoi An old town becomes more sparkling with a full moon night festival. From 16.00, the roads along the Hoai River and the Old Quarter have banned traffic, and from 18.00, lanterns have been lit, Hoi An goes to Full moon night festival.
Full moon night in Hoi An
In Hoi An, it seems that the moonlight shines every corner. There are no tall buildings obscured, no bright lights advertising, watching the moon in the ancient town of Hoi An extremely interesting. If you travel to Da Nang or Hoi An this occasion you should not miss the chance to immerse in the full moon night of Hoi An old town.
Along the streets, the light reflections are obscured by the colors of the lanterns on the wooden doors. Hoi An people love the products of their hometown so that lights on their house, lights on shop banner, all is decorated with lanterns. Even, there are some shops that turn off electric lights, and use only colorful lanterns.
You would also be very interested in activity of dropping flower lights on Hoai River. This is the practice of Hoi An for many years, flower lanterns carry the wishes of people. The lamps are made of colorful paper, priced at 10,000vnd per unit sold along the street of central section of Hoi An.
And as you walk across the river, you’ll be amazed by the lantern street. Thousands of lanterns are full of style and color that make you completely fascinated. This is also your chance to buy a lovely lanterns as a souvenir.
Hoi An old town is quiet, although the full moon festival with so many tourists as everything is moving very gentle, relaxed and safe. Perhaps because of the pace of life so around 10.oo p.m that all activities have stopped, the festival all shimmering light has given room for the light bulb and some small food stalls on the sidewalk.